Attorney at law practicing employment law in Sacramento, California


I graduated from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.  I have been practicing law since 2003 as a litigation attorney, which means I take cases through the court system and to trial. I have worked on hundreds of cases in my career, taken cases through trial, and succeeded on multiple appeals.


I have also been recognized by my peers with various distinctions, including:

  • AV® Preeminent™, 4.5 out of 5, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Super Lawyers® distinction in Employment and Business Litigation (2013-2015, 2019, Law & Politics)

  • Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Employment Litigation Defense, Business Litigation, Appellate (2010-2012, Law & Politics)

  • Best of the Bar 2019 (Sacramento Business Journal)


I was previously a partner at a well-respected, nationwide law firm representing employers.  I decided to give up partnership at a major law firm to go out on my own to represent employees.  My experience will serve you because I have been on the other side and know the strategies and tactics that your employer will use when you attempt to seek legal action against them.


I have been very successful in my career because I am hard working, intelligent, have a very good knowledge of my practice areas, and, most importantly, treat my clients with respect. I will continue this formula in my new practice.  I look forward to being your legal counsel.


I am also fluent in Spanish, and can directly communicate with you if you only speak Spanish.

More info on my Career



  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 2003

    • Editor, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law

  • B.A., magna cum laude, International Business and Psychology, San Diego State University, 1999

    • Phi Beta Kappa

    • Golden Key International Honour Society

    • Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)

  • A.A., liberal Arts, Ventura College




  • California

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • United States District Courts, Eastern, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California




  • Cruz Reynoso Bar Association (President, 2016-2018, Board Chair, 2019)

  • Sacramento County Bar Association

  • State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section

  • Foundation for California Community Colleges (Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer)




  • Cal. Prac. Guide: California Claims and Defenses (TRG), Contributing Editor, The Rutter Group, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Talking About Religion: Title VII - The Duty to Make Religious Accommodations, NACUA Handbook for Lawyers New to Higher Education, Second Edition (June 2003)




  • Presenter, 2019 Statutory Changes Impacting Mediation Confidentiality, Sacramento County Bar Association, Sacramento, CA (May 14, 2019)

  • Presenter, 25th Annual Public Sector Conference, Key Issues in Public Sector Employment Litigation, California Lawyers Association, Sacramento, CA (April 12, 2019)

  • Presenter, Preventing Retaliation Claims, U.C. Davis Health Systems, Sacramento, CA (April 8, 2016)

  • Presenter, Managing and Implementing the FMLA, CFRA, and PDL, U.C. Davis Health Systems, Sacramento, CA (March 21, 2016)

  • Presenter, Navigating Difficult Employment Issues, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento, CA (November 8, 2013)

  • Presenter, Preventing Retaliation Claims, U.C. Davis Health Systems, Sacramento, CA (November 16, 2011)


Photographer: Luis Cespedes

Photographer: David H. Carpio

The office is at the Wong Center and is a suite shared with several other attorneys.  Please call for an appointment before visiting as the office suite area is not open to the general public. Also, I may be out of the office, such as in court or at meetings.

You may park on the street in front of the office building or at one of the nearby parking lots, including the downtown mall parking garage, the Old Town parking garage off J Street, or the train station parking lot.  Do NOT park at the restaurant next to my office building as your car may be towed.

Because I have extensively represented the University of California and Farmers Insurance in the past, I cannot take any cases against any U.C. entity (including U.C. Davis and its Health System) or any Farmers Insurance entity.


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